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Herrald News: “Thousandth Circus Art Book” – World Science Day 2022.

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The “Thousandth Circus Art Book” has arrived at the Hungarian Circus Art Museum – Library and Archive, which operates under the auspices of the National Circus Art Center. The ceremonial acceptance into the collection took place in connection with World Science Day. On this occasion a press conference and a ceremonial placing on the bookshelf took place within a ceremonial commemorative plaque inaugurated. Present at the ceremony were Máté Gábor Vincze – Deputy Secretary of State for Public Collections and Cultural Development of the Ministry of Culture and Innovation, dr. habile Péter Kiszl – Head of the department, associate professor, director of the ELTE BTK Library and Information Science Institute, Pál Ritoók – architectural historian, Head of the Museum Department of the Hungarian Architecture Museum and Documentation Center for Monument Protection, Emese Joó – Chief museologist head of the museum of the National Circus Arts Center and Péter Szóllás – Head of the Library and Archives Department of the State Secretariat for Culture of the Ministry of Culture and Innovation

Péter Fekete, National Circus Arts Center director general open the ceremony by saying …”Q” Back seven years ago we decided the importance to create a scientific repository in the middle of Europe, in Hungary, which serves not only Hungarian circus art and/or Central Europe, but the whole of Europe as a museum, database and library” Also told that Europe’s leading circus art institution cannot operate without a scientific background, research center, museum and library and dreamed of establishing a database scientific museum. The dream came true on October, 24, 2022., celebrating School Libraries Day, when the thousandth book arrived from France: Baron de Vaux: Ecuyers et écuyères. Histoire des cirques d’Europe (1680-1891). The rarity of the circus history book in French, decorated with 280 portraits and illustrations, was published in Paris in 1893. The book from Pascal Jacob’s circus history book collection is currently one of the most valuable 19th-century volumes in the circus library of the National Circus Arts Center.

The first book festival of the National Circus Arts Center was enriched by artistic productions. The 1000th circus art book was brought to the stage by Angelina Ádám – horse acrobat and equestrian, and young artist Dmitrii Markin placed it on the top shelf of the 6-meter circus library bookshelf with the help of a Persian pole.

The director-general said that pieces from the museum’s collection are presented in a permanent exhibition at the Capital Circus, and most of the library’s collection can be searched in the online catalog through the:

The circus director’s main motto… “It is not possible to build the future without respecting and knowing the past.”

The event ended with the inauguration of a ceremonial plaque placed on the occasion of the founding of the scientific library and the addition of the book THOUSANDTH to the library collection. Visitors to the circus can also view the plaque in the inner facade. The writer, literary historian, translator – Mihály Babits’ thought can be read on the granite plaque at the Capital Circus: “Art is a precious collection of sensations and feelings, and science is a precious collection of concepts that have settled down from them.

These booklets will certainly be an awesome guide not only for future seasoned artists, but also for interest of lovers of circus art.

Riport and snaps by Aggie Reiter



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Many have heard of the Orient Express  which made its history in the pre-war years and later was also associated in many forms around the World … Established many books, Agatha Christie’s thriller film, the adaptation of Ian Fleming’s “From Russia with Love”‘.

The MUSICAL FORMATION is to be for the FIRST TIME in HUNGARY and a WORLD PREMIERE presenting to the eyes and ears the elegance and luxury on the route of the Orient Express.

World premiere!

7 p.m. Saturday. December, 13. 2014. 

Art of House at Gödöllő!

The 4,350 mile journey in just 2 hours within an extraordinary MUSICAL SHOW rolling on the rail tracks that will take you back in time, in having a peak on the route of the world-famous Orient Express. The premiere show will be  presented by the musical troupe of the Békéscsaba Jókai Theater, director and production designer: Péter Fekete. So we heard at the press conference which was held on Tuesday, by representatives of the production at the Hungarian Railway Museum‘s inside the chocolate-and-cream colored train with Lalique glass and wood-panelled dining car. The coming up performance is connected to the 100th anniversary of the fourteen war. In 1914 at Zemun – Belgrade, the Sava bridge was exploded, whereas previously on the trails, rattling bridges, spanned over rivers and gaps connecting East and West said Péter Fekete. Also added, he had been thinking of the idea to bring on stage the history of the Orient Express in a musical formation, researching background materials to implement into the show as: … Quote: “beheaded journalists, suicide bombers equipped with explosives, chador wearing bright-eyed and bare-faced women, photocopied images hanging on the wall. Concentrated on interoperability problem between the East and West, the collision points to make the eternal story.”

Main philosophy … Quote: „We can only accept each other …  if we get to know each others culture … if we accepted each other …  then bridges will not be exploded … said Péter Fekete.

The musical production is fulfilled with elegance, adventure and the great symbol of traveling  by rolling on and on the rail tracks  from Paris and Istanbul. This is the story of a great trip, crossing boarders presenting the different cultures within each country’s arts, styles, dance, folk music.  The show will follow musical roots of Western culture, the French Impressionists Expressionists and musical ideas, Balkan folklore music, Vienna and Budapest coffee house atmosphere, and Turkish folk motifs. The show floats the audience  back to the grandiose, unique spectacle-world, in two-act theatrical piece, contemporary luxury route between East and West. Also highlighting the show with the performances of the Cimbaliband  group , „Fricska” – Flick dance group, and  the Talamba Percussion Ensemble..

The play is actually based on a simple love story … if a love story can be simple … a man play by: György Szomor/Csaba Vasvári from Paris and from Istanbul, played by Petra Gubik, a woman travelling to approach each other. While on the trip through music, dance, tell their own stories. Half way on their journey, the bridge was exploded. Soforth, this was destroying their possibility in encountering each other. The history is well-known as breaking, tearing apart men and women as the 1914 outbreak of the First World War.

György Gémesi – Mayor of Gödöllő said, the House of Arts in Gödöllő will host the Orient Express music and dance production for the first time on stage in Hungary and in the world. This will be the world premiere within a musical show of the outbreak of World War I. The major added, arriving to the premiere will be the major of Sarajevo and other honored guests. Also said, within this production will be one of the 50 memorial and cultural events to take place in Hungary in memorial to the thematic worthy end of the outbreak of the WWI. Balázs Kovács – executive director also expressed his honor to have the Orient Express world premiere production on stage at the House of Arts in the Cultural and Conference Center – Gödöllő.

 Somehow missing to be at the Saturday’s premiere,there is also a chance to see the production on  Monday, December, 15. 2014., at the Art of House in Gödöllő.

In May, 2015. at  the Békéscsaba Jókai Theater to be held 20 performance, also a station where once stopped the Orient Express.

The production director is already underway having negotiations about visiting, taking on stage the musical in those cities … from Paris to Istanbul  … where the Orient Express had stops. During the press gathering a piece of insight was shown to the media representatives.

Tickets available at and through: ticket office at Art of House in Gödöllő and

price: 4.500HUF

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter